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The Ultimate Bass Spawning Quiz
by Staff
Spring is considered the season of love and bass are no exception to this phenomenon. Every spring bass go through a very interesting spawning ritual. Many people fish for bass during the spawn, but it takes some special procedures to be successful. Take our quiz to learn more about fishing when the bass spawn.

What is the usual length of the entire spawning process for bass?

  • as little as two and a half weeks
  • as little as three weeks
  • as little as four and a half weeks

When do bass build a nest in order to spawn?

  • A male builds a nest before finding a mate.
  • A male and female build a nest together.
  • A female builds a nest before finding a mate.

How does a male bass signal a female that he is ready to spawn?

  • He darts back and forth over the nest.
  • He swims slowly in circles above the nest.
  • He swims over the nest in a lazy figure eight.

How do bass complete the egg fertilization during spawning?

  • The egg sac is outside a female’s body, the male releases sperm and then the female deposits the sac in the nest.
  • The couple settles next to each other over the nest and simultaneously releases eggs and sperm.
  • The couple swim next to each while tilted on their sides and simultaneously release eggs and sperm.

Which of the bass takes responsibility for the fertilized eggs and the subsequent hatchlings?

  • the male
  • the female
  • both male and female

How long does the male bass have to remain with the eggs and subsequent hatchlings?

  • The male stays with the eggs two days until they hatch and three weeks more until they can be on their own.
  • The male stays with the eggs a few days until they hatch and two weeks more until they can be on their own.
  • The male stays with the eggs nine days until they hatch and 18 days more until they can be on their own.

What is a popular theory about the timing of bass spawning?

  • The first windy day after water temperature hits 60 degrees F triggers the bass spawn.
  • The first rainy day after water temperature hits 60 degrees F triggers the bass spawn.
  • The first full moon after water temperature hits 60 degrees F triggers the bass spawn.

At what age can a bass first spawn?

  • eight months
  • one year
  • one and a half years

What is the ideal range of water temperature for the bass spawn?

  • 60 to 70 degrees
  • 60 to 65 degrees
  • 65 to 75 degrees

What happens when the water temperature drops below 60 degrees F due to a cold front?

  • the male will die trying to warm the eggs
  • the male will leave the nest alone
  • the eggs will die off

Do male bass leave the nest between the time when the eggs are laid, hatch, and the young fish leave the nest forever?

  • they do not leave the nest even to eat
  • they only leave for up to an hour to catch a quick meal
  • they never venture more than 50 feet from their nest

At what depths will you find most bass nest accumulating?

  • around six to eight feet
  • around three to six feet
  • around one to four feet

How deep have bass been found nesting only in clear waters?

  • 15 feet
  • 20 feet
  • 25 feet

What kind of bottom conditions do bass prefer if they have a choice when creating a nest?

  • grassy with soft mud
  • sandy with tiny pebbles
  • hard, rough and gravely

After a male bass finishes his nest, how large an area does he clear up around it?

  • a bit larger in diameter than his body length
  • twice the diameter of his body
  • three times the diameter of his body

How do bass make sure that the eggs are warm enough to incubate properly?

  • The sunlight is the sole source of warmth for the bass eggs.
  • The male bass floats just above the eggs to keep them warm.
  • The male bass spits warmer surface water around the eggs thought the day.

Is bass fishing permitted during the spawning period?

  • yes
  • no
  • depends on state

What is the biggest challenge behind fishing bass during the spawn?

  • getting close enough to nesting beds
  • getting a male to take the bait
  • avoiding the protesters

How can you manage to catch a bass that is not biting during the spawn?

  • Catch the male bass with simple bait like a worm that mimics a quick easy snack.
  • Use a simple jig hook to snag him as this is the only way that you can catch a male.
  • Catch the male bass with bait that mimics a threat to his nest.

What is the name often given to fishing for bass during the spawn?

  • trolling
  • sight fishing
  • jigging